Hard Rock steals the Show
By TAMARA KEMP ? STRAP yourself in for the ride of your life.
Rockhampton Show's newest thrill-seeker the "Hard Rock'' ride, left me feeling legless.
Having experienced Dream- world's Tower of Terror, Wipeout, Giant Drop and Cyclone Roller coaster, I thought I was well-pre- pared for what the ride had to offer.
How very wrong I was.
What started out as a gentle swing and sway in the wind, turned into a torturous 100kmh hurricane that held me at a 120- degree angle above the ground. I felt like an ant in a washing machine spin cycle.
With every swoop towards the ground my mouth opened wider, my yells became louder ? I was the only one yelling, I think.
Who would have thought road- testing one of Rockhampton's newest rides could be so ex- hausting?
If throwing yourself about like a rag-doll is not your cup of tea, per- haps you'd pefer seeing the Show's hundreds of animal displays.
Today will hold a variety of ac- tivities from horses to mini stunt cars, flying lotahs, parachuters and the whipboxing challenge.
Don't forget to take a look at the variety of arts and crafts available or to try out the side show alley games.